12 Go-To New York Spots You Need to Try


We spoke to our NY-based Makers to find out which restaurants (and bars and bakeries!) they love most. Get our insider’s guide before you book your next ticket to JFK! Oh, and we couldn't help but share a few of our personal favorites too.


1. ORO BAKERY AND BAR “Everything is either baked fresh or brought in from selected local companies such as Sullivan St. Bakery and Ce-Ci Cela. It's like a one stop shop for all your downtown favorites, all under one roof.” —Sonia Tay, Snoozer Loser

Kaffee 1668 2. KAFFEE 1668 “For coffee and chocolate chip cookies—they’re both delicious.” —Aly Contreras, Sly + Tiny


3. ALLSWELL "Our neighborhood bursts with ridiculously amazing food. Allswell is a favorite because their super fresh menu changes daily based on what comes in fresh from all their local sources. Paulie Gee's has delicious neapolitan pizza with unexpected toppings like hot honey. Also love Post Office for their bourbon-centric cocktails. So hard to stop here, I could write a 10-page essay on this subject." —Irene Wood, History+Industry


 4. FRANNY’S This one’s recommended by four of our Makers! It's known for its "addictive pizza and appetizers" not to mention "amazing cocktails and wine list." It was even named one of the 12 best places in NYC for wine by The New York Times. We're sold. —Karen Young, Hammocks & High Tea —Jennifer, Nina & Signe, Mondays


5. SELAMAT PAGI "This is Brooklyn’s take on traditional Balinese cuisine, and it’s my little island escape. Their Bali Hash is heavenly." —Michelle Meronek, GOLDhearted Jewelry


6. LUZZO’S "Luzzo's in the East Village has the best pizza in all of NYC, I swear it." Anna Corpron, Brevity

The Standard Grill  7. THE STANDARD GRILL “I love brunch at The Standard Grill—poached eggs in olive oil, grilled sour-dough bread—yum!” —Kena Paranjape, Co-founder & Crafter of Brand, BRIKA.com

Wallflower_front 8. WALLFLOWER “Love this place opened by a friend!” —Jen Lee Koss, Co-founder & Builder of Business, BRIKA.com


9 MAD DOG & BEANS "Their margaritas are my favorite afternoon drink after a full day of shopping! Must-have snack? Guacamole and chips, of course." —Stephanie Donnelly, Graphic Designer, BRIKA.com

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream 10. VAN LEEUWEN ARTISAN ICE CREAM "Van Leeuwen’s ice cream is basically made from the earth with love and if I could, I’d swim in it." —Meera Lee Patel, Meera Lee Patel

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